“If a person has been shot dead in a police encounter, then all the bullet wounds would be on one plane. It is highly unusual that two bullet wounds have been inflicted from the opposite sides of the chest.”

Mumbai : Forensic experts have raised doubts over the fact that Sandeep Gadolia, the gangster from Haryana who was shot dead recently in a police encounter, was killed in an encounter.

The gangster was shot dead in a police encounter carried out by the Gurgaon police in a hotel in Andheri (E) where he had been staying along with some accomplices. The police team reportedly barged into the room and shot the gangster in an exchange of fire. The injured gangster died before being admitted to Cooper Hospital, and a post mortem examination later revealed that he had died of gunshot wounds both sides of his chest.

A forensic expert pointed out that there a two bullet wounds on the sides of the gangster’s chest, while there is one bullet wounds on his shoulder region. “If a person has been shot dead in a police encounter, then all the bullet wounds would be on one plane. It is highly unusual that two bullet wounds have been inflicted from the opposite sides of the chest,” he pointed out. If the Gurgaon police claim that Sandeep had fired at them, then it not possible for them to shoot at him from opposite sides, the expert said.

Meanwhile, the FIR that was to be registered against the police team from Gurgaon has been deferred by a day, since they had approached the Supreme Court in this regard. According to Kuldeep Singh, Gadolia’s brother, the Bombay High Court had ordered yesterday that the FIR should be registered against the Gurgaon cops. “But since the cops have approached the SC, we have been requested to wait for a day till the matter is disposed off by the apex court,” he said. The brother said that they have complete faith in the judiciary and hope that they will get justice for the killing of their brother.

The gangster’s sister, Sudesh Singh, said that they had planned to claim the body today since the FIR was to be lodged. “But we have decided not to claim the body till this matter is finally settled,” she said.

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